Gerrard confirms two Rangers players injured on international duty
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Gerrard confirms two Rangers players injured on international duty

Two Rangers players have returned from international duty with knocks as Gerrard looks ahead to the fixture with Dundee.

Ryan Jack and Gareth McAuley have both picked up calf niggles and look set to miss out the tie. Jack returned from duty with Scotland and McAuley with Northern Ireland.

Kyle Lafferty, who limped off in Northern Irelands’ game with Bosnia, was back in training today.

Frustrating for Gerrard as squad neared full fitness

Steven Gerrard has talked of his frustration with the niggling injuries.


“Unfortunately, on the first day of coming back Ryan Jack has got a calf problem, which we are assessing as we speak., while Gareth McAuley has returned with a calf problem from Northern Ireland duty, which is a bit of a blow for us, but we will get on with it.”

Ryan Jack picked up a calf injury whilst on international duty with Scotland. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Stevie G has been perpetually dealing with niggling injuries in his players since he was at Ibrox and he has rarely had a full squad to choose from.

“Mixed feelings” on return to action

Gerrard also described feelings as mixed upon returning to training. Mainly because of some good news from the camp.

He said:

“We are a bit mixed at the moment as we have had a couple of injuries off the back of international duty, but we also have some good news to report as well.

Lassana [Coulibaly] is back, fit and available, and he will be involved in the 18 tomorrow. We are really pleased to have him back as we have missed him a lot, so that is good news.”

Lassana Coulibaly is set to return from injury against Dundee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers face Dundee tomorrow at Ibrox with kick off at 3pm. It’s a must win game for Gers after the Ibrox giants only picked up one win from their opening four league games.

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